Home made space science: Pacific Star

Photographer, cinematographer, and tinkerer Colin Rich started a beautiful high altitude photography project called Pacific Star. He made his own spacecraft, strapping some $45 digital cameras to a balloon. The balloon made it to a staggering 125.000 ft (that is 40 km) and captured some breathtaking footage.

Some Beautiful stills made by the $45 digital cameras.

Colin did an attempt earlier, which did not work out as good as the second one. But the video is great anyway.